As the Diamond review of Welsh higher education gears up this week, Kieron Rees looks at how Welsh and English HE have become tied together – particularly in the debates about funding and fees since 2010. Reflecting on the Browne Review and its effect on higher education in Wales, Kieron compares the two reviews to shed some light on what Diamond might bring to Welsh (and English) higher education policy over the next two years.
Kieron Rees is the former Policy and Public Affairs Officer for NUS Wales and has a background in widening access and teaching.
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Leighton Andrews, the former Welsh Government Education & Skills Minister resigned on Tuesday in a shock move. The former Minister has long been a divisive figure, hitting national headlines with his Welsh student support package, the reconfiguration agenda and his qualifications spat with Michael Gove. But despite negative headlines and plenty of arguments, the Minister has rarely been on the back foot. Indeed, he has reshaped the landscape and topography of Welsh higher education – far reaching policies that are likely to reverberate for many years to come. As we wait to learn the future of the Welsh Government’s HE policy, we look at the legacy of Leighton Andrews and his controversial policy agenda.
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